Jassa falcata   (Montagu,  1808) (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Length up to 13 mm.

Color: Varied, often yellow-grey with brown, red or black patches depending the colour of the surrounding habitat.

A tube dwelling amphipod, elongate and rather flattened. Eyes small, round and dark. Telson small, triangular, with two setae on each side of apex.

Synonym (s)
Jassa dentex Chevreux & Fage, 1925
Jassa falcata Walker, 1904

Common Name (s)
• Mottled Tube Maker (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal
Predator:  Bonyfishes (Batrichthys felinus, Bidenichthys capensis, Pavoclinus myae, Pavoclinus pavo, Chaetodipterus faber, Pollachius virens, Caffrogobius saldanha)


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Nayar, KN (1966) On the Gammaridean Amphipoda of the Gulf of Mannar, with special reference to those of the pearl and chank beds Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part I 133-168 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • MarLIN: Marine life information network Biology and sensitivity key information sub-programme [on-line] Available at - http://www.marlin.ac.uk/
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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